Boys soccer opens at Cambridge

Lightning delay shortens game by half: In a quirky season-opener on the road, the Princeton boys soccer team fell 4-2 to Cambridge-Isanti Aug. 23.

The Tigers started out fast with an early 1-0 lead on a nice pass from Korben Weidenborner to Ryan Smith on a great play following a C-I turnover in their end. The Bluejackets responded with three goals to pull ahead 3-1. Then with 6:57 to play in the first half, lightning flashes forced an eventual hour-and-20 minute delay.

When play finally resumed, C-I took the face-off and scored nine seconds later on Josh Rouse’s second goal of the evening. Weidenborner got his chance to light the lamp later in the half. He saw the goalie was coming out too far, then he put a nice shot right under the crossbar from just outside the 18. But with the girls waiting to take the field, the decision was made to end the boys’ game when the first half finally came to an end.

“We moved the ball well and had some good scoring chances in that half,” noted PHS Coach Paul Roth.